Japan defeats Eastlake in Little League World Series

Japan defeats Eastlake in Little League World Series


[trib_ndn vid=25082715]CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The Eastlake Little League All-Stars from Chula Vista who lost to the team representing Japan, were returning to the west coast Monday.

The team from South Bay lost in the Little League World Series Championship Game at South Williamsport, Pa. Sunday with a score of 6-4.

us_championshipRyusei Hirooka broke a tie with a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning for the all-star team representing the Musashi Fuchu Little League of Tokyo.

Musashi Fuchu had re-tied the score, 4-4, earlier in the inning on Shunpei Takagi’s lead-off home run, his second of the game.

Eastlake took a 4-3 lead in the fourth when Giancarlo Cortez singled in Jake Espinoza, who singled, and Nick Mora, who was hit by a pitch.

Takagi’s lead-off homer in the third gave Musashi Fuchu a 3-2 lead.

Both teams had scored twice in the first.

Eastlake’s lead-off hitter…

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